PHOTOS: A Historical Look at the Anna Louise Inn

The Anna Louise Inn first opened in 1909. Built on the Taft family’s front yard, the Inn provided safe and affordable housing for women in Cincinnati. Since then, the Inn has become a revered Cincinnati institution. Click on the gallery below to view some images of the Inn’s history.

Rev. Susan Quinn Bryan, who shared with Sojourners her journey from Cincinnati newcomer to leader of the effort to save the Inn in “No Room at the Inn,” from the June 2013 issue, said the attachment runs long and deep for people in the city. 

“Young women, old women – almost everyone has been touched by the Anna Louise Inn,” she said.


Dawn Araujo is editorial assistant of Sojourners magazine.

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